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John Ball Zoo

  • 1300 W. Fulton St.
  • Neighborhood:
    West Side
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (616) 336-4301
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Over 2,000 animals and more animal touching exhibits than any other zoo in Michigan; tigers, petting corral, wallabies, camels and budgies. Chimpanzees - lions - grizzly bear - otters - snow leopards -  - and many large and small primates. Indoor and outdoor viewing. Full concessions and gift shop. Featuring 300-foot ZIPline with return line, 4-story Ropes Adventure Course,  and a Funicular (tram) that leads to a state-of-the-art Bissell Treehouse for events and rentals.

  • Knowledge Chaser

    A variety of camps, classes and behind-the-scenes experiences let kids and families get up close and personal with animals while learning about conservation.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    Camel rides, a zip line and ropes course complement multiple open-air animal exhibits, inviting active play as well as awesome viewing.

  • Family

    Caters to adventurous, inquisitive youngsters with a petting corral, camel rides, bird show, zip line, ropes course, education programs and more.

  • Eco Friendly

    More than 2,000 animals in naturalized environments help advance public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation.

  • Local Gems

    Nestled amongst a residential neighborhood on the historic West Side, John Ball Zoo has been a destination for local animal lovers since 1891.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 3000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5500
  • Reception Capacity 180
  • Theatre Capacity 210
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 250
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 180
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 25
  • Classroom Capacity 130
BISSELL Tree House
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 180
Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 130

BEAR EXPERIENCE

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616)336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $50 per person
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 2
  • Dates: Mar 11, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017
  • Next Occurrence: Aug 22, 2017
  • Time: From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 AM
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes
  • Self-Guided Tour: Yes

CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616)336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $50 per person
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 2
  • Dates: May 1, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017
  • Next Occurrence: Aug 22, 2017
  • Time: 10 - 12 PM
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes

UNDER THE SEA TOUR & PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $100
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 1
  • Dates: Jul 16, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017
  • Next Occurrence: Aug 22, 2017
  • Time: 10:30am and 3:30pm daily
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes
  • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Facility Tour: Yes
Mar 11 - Nov 19, 2017

John Ball Zoological Garden 2017

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2017 Culture Pass
  • Buy one adult and child admission, get a second child admission free
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